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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Evelyn Mickschl March 3, 2022

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

University of Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari testifies in front of the Senate Education Committee in favor of Senate bill 6, which passed unanimously on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Kentucky State Capitol annex building in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Calipari and Barnhart testify before Kentucky General Assembly, support NIL bill

Hunter Shelton February 10, 2022

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart and mens basketball head coach John Calipari testified in favor of name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation for student athletes in Kentucky on Wednesday. According...

An anonymous tip, submitted to UK on September 19, 2020, via the incident reporting form, alleges that Delta Sigma Phi held an over-capacity party. A copy of the tip was obtained by the Kentucky Kernel via an open records request.

Multiple fraternities suspended for COVID-19 infractions

Natalie Parks September 28, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, eight fraternities at the University of Kentucky have faced disciplinary action for violations of the university’s COVID-19 protocols.Six fraternities are on disciplinary...

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Abortion: The debate continues

Kernel Opinions Desk September 23, 2021

The executives of the Student Democrats at UK and Student Republicans at UK come together in these dueling columns to debate the legality of abortion. Texas Senate Bill 8 sparked an uproar in either support...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Game over: UK can no longer hide behind its lawsuit

Editorial Board August 26, 2021

You may or may not have heard of James Harwood, a former associate professor at the University of Kentucky who was allowed to resign in 2016 after he was accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault.The...

US Supreme Court rules against NCAA, allows student-athletes to be compensated

Hunter Shelton June 21, 2021

In a landmark ruling for the landscape of college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, allowing student athletes to be able to receive unlimited education-related...

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This battle is (kind of) over. It shouldn’t have had to be fought.

Kernel Editorial Board March 30, 2021

Five years. Six editors. Thousands of dollars in court fees and lawyer payments.The University of Kentucky’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel has had a heavy toll. But in the end, the ruling was simple:...

A person walks up the ice covered step of the Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Legislature to watch

Haley Simpkins February 16, 2021

The Kentucky legislature has been busy since resuming session on Feb. 2, introducing a number of bills and continuing impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andy Beshear.The legislature has also wrapped...

In footage from Capitol Police and provided to the FBI, Courtright (in the black and yellow hat) can be seen carrying a sign from the Capitol building during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo from the federal affidavit detailing Courtrights charges.

‘Idk what treason is’: Univ. of Kentucky student federally charged for participation in Capitol riot

Natalie Parks January 17, 2021

Update on Jan. 19, 2021: Courtright had her first hearing in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, according to the magistrate's docket.According to an affidavit filed in the District of Columbia,...

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Kentucky Kernel receives 2020 James Madison Award

Lauren Campbell November 12, 2020

The Kentucky Kernel was awarded the 2020 James Madison Award on Nov. 12, an award presented by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky...

Journalism professor Buck Ryan before a College of Communication and Information meeting with President Eli Capilouto on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Court of Appeals rules against professor, in favor of UK party in due process case

Natalie Parks November 5, 2020

According to an opinion published by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the complaint of tenured professor Buck Ryan has been dismissed and the court affirmed the district court's...

Date set for Supreme Court hearing of UK, Kernel lawsuit

Date set for Supreme Court hearing of UK, Kernel lawsuit

Sarah Michels September 3, 2020

After a four-year legal battle, lawsuit between UK and the Kentucky Kernel will be heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The lawsuit, Kernel Press v. University of Kentucky, was originally filed against...

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